Glabrous Whitlowgrass - Erophila glabrescens

    Description

    Glabrous Whitlowgrass is usually a brighter green than Common Whitlowgrass and the leaves have a long-petiole. The leaves become glabrous on the surface and sometimes on the margins, though sometimes remaining ciliate along the edges, the white petals are split to halfway or less than half way.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    V small plant, basal leaf-rosette, glabrous, or nearly so; petioles longer than leaf blades

    Recording advice

    This record will need to be confirmed by the County Recorder, from specimen or series of photos of whole plant and close up of leaves

    Habitat

    Bare ground, roadsides, short turf, waste ground and stony places.

    When to see it

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain and probably fairly frequent though possibly often mistaken for Common Whitlowgrass.

    VC55 Status

    Not well recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland 

    In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, rare.  

    It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register

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